Read to Rescue
An eleven-year-old friend of She Is Safe named Amelia learned that girls could be sold and enslaved. She prayed a heartbroken prayer for God to give her an idea of something she could do – and God answered her prayer:
Kids As Sponsored Readers
Children now have a way to help rescue girls through SIS by reading books. They ask people to sponsor them at $5 for each book they read in a month. “Then you read and read and read,” Amelia says.
Since it costs about $1 a day for a girl to experience freedom and new life, six books can mean an entire month of rescue, prevention or restoration.
Whether it’s one kid, a class or a youth program, it’s easy to Read to Rescue. Just follow these steps:
- Plan: How many books can you read in a month? Write down the number of books. Decide when you’ll start and finish. Then visit our Work page and pick a place you want to rescue girls.
- Register: Go to crowdrise.com/readtorescue (http://crowdrise NULL.com/readtorescue) to start your online fundraising page. Title your page with the country or project you want to help. State your purpose (ex: I’m reading 12 books to prevent 12 girls from being trafficked in Nepal) and set a goal (My goal is to raise $100).
- Recruit: Your Read to Rescue team will learn about what you’re reading, support the work that you care about, and join you in spreading the word. Recruit them by sending out e-mails, talking to people at church, throwing a party, and calling your friends and family. You can direct them to your online fundraising page to make donations. You won’t have to collect anything!
If you want to rescue girls in one special country, make sure to put the country and project name in the title. If you don’t name a project, we’ll make sure your donation goes to a place where girls need the most help.
If you, your class, or your church’s children program would like to Read to Rescue, here are a few resources to help you get started:
- Read to Rescue Video
- Read to Rescue Brochure
- Read to Rescue Cards (Print out two-sided on printable business cards such as Avery 28877)